Getting Pregnant after IUD

Getting Pregnant after IUD

Intra Uterine Devices, also known as IUD’s, can be a great choice for women who want to prevent pregnancy for an extended period of time. They are relatively safe, and they give women the peace of mind of not having to worry about birth control for an extended period of time.  Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

IUD’s can keep women from getting pregnant for up to five years, depending on which kind they are. However, many women change their minds and decide they want to have another baby, and have their IUD’s removed. Others wait until it is time to get them removed before trying to get pregnant. Today we explore just what you need to know about getting pregnant after an IUD.

Meet with your doctor

The first step in getting pregnant is having your IUD removed safely. Make an appointment with your doctor for your IUD removal. Tell your doctor that you are ready to get pregnant, and he or she will be able to give you advice and let you know on average how long it should take after removing your IUD. He or she will also be able to talk with you in greater detail about other, very rare, but potentially dangerous side effects that might affect your chances of conceiving.

Take care of your body

After your IUD is removed, try to get your body in the best possible shape for pregnancy. This includes starting on prenatal vitamins, eating a healthy and well balanced diet, and quitting smoking. You might also want to make sure you are getting enough exercise, and cut back on caffeine intake if you use too much right now. Also try to avoid as many stressors as you can to give yourself a better chance of getting pregnant.

Make sure you are ovulating

In order to get pregnant after your IUD is removed, you will want to make sure that you are still ovulating properly and without any problems. You can use an over the counter ovulation predictor kit to test this, or also you can chart your basal body temperature or track your cervical mucus to make sure that everything is working properly. Once you know when your fertile days are, I bet you know what to do next!

Try, try, try!

It might take a while for you get pregnant after having your IUD removed, but don’t worry! There is no evidence to prove that IUD’s do anything to harm the ability to get pregnant. It sometimes just takes a while for a woman’s body to get back on track.

So, make sure you know your fertile days, and try to schedule sex during those times for your best chances of conceiving. Stay positive and be patient, and you will be pregnant before you know it! It’s a better contraceptive choice than Depo, as many women experience troubles getting pregnant after Depo.

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Monica Scott, BS, RN
Monica Scott, BS, RN | ConceiveEasy
Ms. Scott joined ConceiveEasy after working in prenatal obstetrical care for two years in a private practice before being promoted to Director of Nursing. She has a strong interest in women's health with an emphasis on promoting fertility awareness.